Hilditch’s squad

December 18, 2021

Shane Watson and Brett Lee have been picked for the twenty20 thingy for Australia. Neither of them has bowled a ball in their comebacks. Which sounds riskier than it is, Watson might have got picked as a batsman anyway.

He once got picked as an orange cutter when squad positions were tight, they always fit him.

Lee’s back up would appear to be Tait, as there must be a reason Tait wasn’t allowed to play in the IPL.

Dirty Dirk Nannes would be the perfect back up, but he seems to have pissed Andrew Hilditch off:

“I have not really thought too much about (Nannes’ move to Holland), to be honest”.

That my friend is the selectors version of a diss.

The biggest surprise was in the batting, Callum Ferguson’s omission.

He has been abusing the white balls since he made it to the big time, but Michael Hussey’s golden arm chair ride continues unabated.

When Hilditch was finished with Nannes, he stood up for Hussey, while (you aint gonna fucking believe this) admitting his mistake:

“I think Michael was really tired towards the end of the South African series, in retrospect we should have got him a spell earlier on in the season,”

Ofcourse he completely overlooked Hussey’s bad form for the previous 12 months, but this is the man that once said that had he played Jason Krejza one week earlier, he would not have been ready, so this was a baby step in the right direction.

The squad isn’t bad, but it does seem to lack a bit of chunky hitting in the middle order, and a legitimate strike bowler to go with Johnson.

No idea why they took Hauritz, good luck charm?

Squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Peter Siddle, Andrew Symonds, David Warner, Shane Watson